Lyall Brooks is an award-winning actor and theatre director, as well as Artistic Director of new Australian writing theatre company, Lab Kelpie.
His professional theatre credits include North by Northwest (Kay + McLean / Arts Centre Melbourne), Savages (fortyfivedownstairs), Penelope and The Pride (Red Stitch), The Heretic (Melbourne Theatre Company), Sunday In the Park with George (Victorian Opera), and Broken, the national tour of Spencer and the award-winning solo show A Prudent Man for Lab Kelpie. He has received four Green Room nominations across mainstage, independent and music theatre.
Upcoming screen appearances include The Very Excellent Mr Dundee and The Drop Off, after previous guest roles on The Leftovers, A Picnic at Hanging Rock, Neighbours, Winners and Losers, and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. As an in-demand character voice over artist he has starred in international animations SheZow, Kuu-Kuu Harajuku, Flea-Bitten! and the Emmy-nominated Get Ace.
Through Lab Kelpie Lyall has directed the award-winning Become The One by Adam Fawcett, Refined by Katy Warner and Alone Outside by Liz Newell. He has assisted on Patricia Cornelius’s Big Heart (as 2017 Theatre Works Associate Artist), Petra Kalive’s Oil Babies and Douglas Rintoul’s Elegy, and will assistant direct The Heartbreak Choir under Peter Houghton at Melbourne Theatre Company this year.